Oman

200 articles in Oman

CHEAP WATER Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

  • A stunning bid opening in Riyadh at the beginning of this month looks set to reverse the 15-year long upward trend in the cost of desalination. An ACWA Power-led consortium offered...
  • Insiders suggest that ACWA’s low bid was based on lower operating costs rather than lower capital costs. With three more big plants...
  • The Gulf desal market is hotter than it has ever been. Over the past month, Kuwait has announced plans for two massive privately financed power and water projects with a combined capacity of 1,318,340m3/d). Oman has asked for expressions of interest from...
  • Meanwhile, the National Water Company in Saudi Arabia has invited local and international firms to take part in a market sounding exercise for its plan to open up the water distribution process to the private sector through regional operations contracts...

DESALTERS Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

  • Spanish desalter Acciona Agua has secured its first major contract with SWCC in Saudi Arabia, a 210,000m3/d desal project in Khobar. It could be the beginning of...
  • The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company has laid out its long-term water supply plans, and will have to...
  • The Gulf desalination boom is prevalent elsewhere, too: the Northern Emirates are looking for...
  • The remote Pacific island of Kiribati is preparing to launch tenders next year for a $58 million...

IWP deal boosts Majis reuse cred Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

The Omani industrial utility will reuse waste streams from the country’s newest desalination plant.

Oman faces stick or twist decision on desal Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

The country’s desal authorities have begun work on new plants. Will extending agreements with current suppliers derail procurement?

Haya Water seeks to set benchmark for PPPs in Omani wastewater roll-out Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The country’s sewage network needs serious investment. National wastewater authority Haya Water is looking to make a breakthrough for BOTs, even while operating under the shadow of a national utility restructuring that could see it disappear completely.

Private advances Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

  • Oman’s main municipal wastewater services body has said it is looking for an incoming shift towards the use of private finance for new treatment plants to point the way for...
  • Egyptian construction giant Hassan Allam is predicting a revival in the country’s dormant water PPP pipeline, and the company’s new infrastructure investment wing is looking for...
  • Istanbul’s water utility is plotting a radical overhaul of its infrastructure base – and its relationship with the private sector...
  • Vietnam’s water sector sell-off is gaining pace. All its major utilities could have...

Glut of PPP projects brings new state-owned players to the market Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

International project developers are struggling against suppressed returns on project equity due to the number of project opportunities. New developers are stepping up.

Haya Water plans sewage BOT rollout Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Oman’s chief wastewater collection and treatment body is looking to create a pipeline of privately funded WWTPs in the mould of the country’s IWP programme.

Oman preps RFP for restructuring consultancy bid hopefuls Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

With five teams vying to work on a project to restructure water services, competition will be intense.

Cadagua bows out as Oman desal plant goes public Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The Ghubrah plant is the first to be listed on the stock exchange since 2013. Despite seeing a loss on its equity, departing shareholder Cadagua will be pleased with the deal.